How BBQ is like Sushi

December 19, 2014

As I wrote this week’s post about Little Miss BBQ in Phoenix, it occured to me that BBQ and sushi have something in common and I think it contributes greatly to why I love both experiences. At Little Miss we arrived late in the BBQ day (which at hot spots means you weren’t in line before they opened) and we ended […]

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Pizzeria Bianco | Little Miss BBQ | Cowboy Ciao [Phoenix, AZ]

December 17, 2014

Phoenix, Arizona. I’d never been. I’m not sure I had even entered the state…maybe when I drove cross country and visited the Four Corners my feet stomped the arid dirt for a minute, but that’s about it. When I learned I’d be going there to discuss profitability tactics in the distribution industry (I’m a killer in […]

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The Don

November 30, 2014

Last week I visited Craft Izakaya again with friends, and we finished our excellent sushi bar meal by asking Chef Jason Liang if he would put together a donburi (rice bowl) for us, comprised of whatever he was feeling. A rice bowl is a comforting ending to any sushi meal (I also enjoy a well done tekka maki to […]

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Krog Street Market Is Sort of Open / Fred’s Meat & Bread

November 25, 2014

Yesterday marked “day one” of Krog Street Market. Never mind that Craft Izakaya and The Luminary have been open for months, and that most of the food stalls are not open yet. But I guess the first of the stalls have begun serving customers, so I was there, day two, ready to eat. Pretty much […]

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Ribalta Pizza (midtown)

November 24, 2014

It’s interesting how much marketing matters. Take Ribalta, the relatively unknown pizza restaurant in Midtown, which replaced Piola, a generally accepted yet unloved pizza place from the same ownership group.  I read about Ribalta in AJC and it looked solid – there’s a lot of good pizza out there these days, and I’m happy to try it. But the AJC article read like […]

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Cooking Serious Eats – Chicken Chili, Green Chile Chicken

November 17, 2014

It’s no secret that I love cooking recipes from Serious Eats, particularly those from Kenji and his Food Lab. I constantly file them away in Evernote (so I can tag them) and search for them based on my mood or the season. Recently Kenji posted a creamy chicken chili recipe and I made it nearly immediately. […]

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Asheville Beer and Food. Mostly Beer.

November 10, 2014

Just a quick post after a recent trip to Asheville for a work retreat. Our management team had some discussion of potential synergies, thought out of the box about our vision, and had some required “team-building” aka drinking and eating. I’ve spent little time in Asheville, and was stoked to try some spots that have been […]

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General Muir Sandwiches

October 28, 2014

The sandwiches at The General Muir are what I’m currently craving, so here are photos so you may endure the hunger torture I’m dealing with at the moment. I love a breakfast sandwich. The General Muir’s pastrami and egg sandwich is just so frickin’ satisfying – it’s the tops for me. Thick, spicy pastrami, a dripping soft egg, and oozing excess of American […]

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